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The effect of Wii: big brain academy on the attention level of physical therapy students.

Diego Alexander R. Matela,
Maryse Hannah M. Mitchell,
Francis Dave E. Novales,
Patrizia Mae C. Perez,
Trisha D. Salvador,
Maisie Noelle R. Sancho,

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Introduction This study aimed to determine the effect of Wii: Big Brain Academy on the attention level of physical therapy students.


Methods This was a quasi-experimental study involving physical therapy students chosen by purposive sampling who underwent a 4-week intervention by plating Wii: Big Brain Academy 10 minutes 3 times a week. Attention scores obtained through the Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status after four weeks were compared with the baseline scores. Another test was administered after a two-week wash out and compared with the post-intervention scores. 


Results The mean attention cores after the intervention showed a significant increase from the baseline (P = 0.03). The follow up scores were lower than the post-intervention scores but the difference was not significant (P = 0.62)


Conclusion Results suggest that playing Wii: Big Brain Acdemy for 4 weeks may improve the attention level of physical therapy students. 

Publication Type
Journal
Publication Sub Type
Journal Article, Original
Title
Health Sciences Journal
Frequency
Others
Publication Date
July-December 2014
Volume
3
Issue
2
Page(s)
75-78
LocationLocation CodeAvailable FormatAvailability
UERMMMC Fulltext Print Format
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